Peter Belohlavek


MDD Project – Country Brand

The empowerment of the value of country brands is basic to manage sustainable globalization and exerting diplomatic power. When we talk about country brand we mean the value behind a single phrase or word: “made in Germany, USA, Taiwan, China, Japan, etc.” or the name of the country as a representation of its values.

Microeconomics driven development requires the empowerment of the brand of the country that decides to expand, which implies a definition where the country will be competing and how.

Brands are defined by the expectation of added value they generate, the uniqueness of their attributes and the consistency of their actions. The empowerment of country brands requires managing the concept, and of the under-promising and overdelivering attitude to install a consistent brand.

It requires several decades of significant investment in communication to empower a country brand which needs to be believed the members of the community in order to be consistent.

To be consistent, it is necessary that those aspects of the society that are chosen as representative of a countries positioning assume a world class positioning. The amplitude of the meaning of “world” defines the functionality of the brand.

Microeconomics Driven Development
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MDD Project: Social Crises foster Growth or Degrade

Social crises unavoidably foster the change of an environments. Crises happen when the security framework of a society or group becomes dysfunctional. Social crises always include economic, ideological and social aspects.

Crises force people to do things that would not have done before in order to survive. The palliation of crises is a spontaneous natural response that sustains the status quo of a society and, if palliation succeeds, all remains unchanged but degraded, towards a lower level of collective ethical intelligence.

Crises drive people towards a superior level of individualism to ensure their individual survival and the survival of the group they belong to. Those cultures that are subject to regular crises, whatever their kind, have a weak cultural nucleus.

Crises for growth

There is a different functionality of crises when they occur in an environment that has a long-term goal implicit in its archetype which drives the collective intelligence. Crises work as catalysts for growth when they happen in a society or group that has long term goals.

Crisis management for growth requires developing simultaneously two strategies: a maximal strategy to develop structural adjustments based on the lessons learned from a crisis and a minimum strategy to palliate the negative effects trying to minimize the dysfunctional effects of the increase of individualism.

In cultures that have been affected by regular crises for decades that first step is to install long term planning which, paradoxically, is considered as not feasible in such environments.

Microeconomics Driven Development
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MDD Project: Startups vs. Butterfly Companies

Depending on the width of the application field of the innovation, there is a notorious difference between businesses that are built upon an invention or discovery. There is a high risk of building a butterfly company when the innovation has a specific use with a specific added value.

A butterfly company is defined as a business that has a beginning and an end within a short timeframe. Only innovations that create a category that has social added value where the trends expand their use can be considered as start-up businesses. A category has been created when a new concept has been installed.

If you read the history of Google, Apple, Ford, Siemens, Facebook, etc. you will find the description of startups that became corporations. There is no difference between them and the creation of a startup based on an innovation that has notorious social value, where the IP can be protected and that is able to build a growing market.

Isolated inventions need to be managed as opportunities that will be absorbed by the market and where the creators can make a larger or smaller profit depending on their negotiation capacity.

Microeconomics Driven Development
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MDD Project: Research based Learning for Graduate Studies

The objective is to install in postgraduate studies and doctorates the research-based learning approach focused on developing real solutions for unsolved problems.

The goal of this new standard is that the participants learn from the feedback of their decisions and are able to approach the solution of problems in adaptive environments.  It moves from an answer driven learning approach to a question driven learning approach.

More than 20 years ago, the unicist reflection driven learning approach was developed at The Unicist Research Institute. The objective of this approach was to provide an educational framework and a methodology to foster the learning of the management of root causes of adaptive systems and environments.

The final goal of this approach is that the participants develop real solutions for complex problems which include their implementation to confirm their validity.

This approach is homologous to the research-based learning approach when it is fully focused on developing and implementing a solution. It differs totally from a research approach based on literature surveys.

For the case that the standard of research-based learning cannot be installed as an educational standard, the MDD project includes the reflection driven education for the leaders of private organizations.

Microeconomics Driven Development
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The Structure of Unicist Economic Scenarios

Unicist Economic Scenarios deal with the concepts that drive production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. They deal with the materialistic aspects of a society to ensure its survival and growth while providing a basis for the evolution of the coming generations.

The unicist conceptual economy considers that the core objective of economy is the organization of work processes in a culture or institution. Economic Scenarios can only occur within the level of the archetype of a culture and based on the values of work .

The purpose of an economic scenario is to generate wealth, its active function that puts this purpose into action is the generation of social added value, which makes wealth become useful, and the energy conservation function is the generation of wealth with growth.

This synthetic definition requires entering the definition of the three elements that integrate economics in order to define the sub-concepts/fundamentals that integrate it. It has to be considered that each of the concepts that define conceptual economy need to reach a threshold according to the expectations that are implicit in the social scenario that are finally based on the values implicit in the archetype of a culture.

The Ontogenetic Map of Economic Scenarios

Conceptual economy organizes what is possible to be achieved. Crises occur when any concept becomes dysfunctional and does not work within its credibility zone and cannot be compensated by its energy conservation function.

The final purpose of conceptual economy is the generation of wealth, which can only be achieved if the culture is driven by the value of work as a value generating action and not only as a way to survive.

But work as a value can only generate wealth if it is sustained by the necessary technology that allows dealing in a competitive context. Technology implies necessarily innovation.

Work and technology can only establish a meaningful integration when people are driven by the need to learn. This implies that the environment needs to foster the generation of value and improvement in order to evolve and thus a learning context is given.

Levels of Functionality of Economic Scenarios:

The four levels of effectiveness of economic scenarios are:

Level 1) Incentive driven

Level 2) Technology driven

Level 3) Market driven

Level 4) Transcendence driven

At an operational level, economic scenarios need to consider the conjunctural and structural aspects to provide employment and foster innovation and the development and use of technologies.

Level 1) Incentive driven

It is the segment of the economic activity that needs incentives to foster consumption and to use technologies that increase its effectiveness.

Level 2) Technology driven

It is the segment of the economic activity that is fully technology dependant to achieve the generation of growth and wealth. It requires strong investments in education to foster innovations and improvements in work processes.

Level 3) Market driven

It is the segment of the economic activity that is competitive in terms of value and price, which allows following the needs of the markets.

Level 4) Transcendence driven

It is the segment of economic activity that has achieved a level of maturity that allows managing structural investments to ensure the wellbeing of the coming generations.

Peter Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute has been, since 1976, the pioneer in complexity science research to deal with adaptive entities and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of adaptive systems and environments. It was one of the precursors of the Industry 4.0 concept.


Economic Power puts Archetypical Power into Action

The Power of Nations is based on the construction capacity which is given by work and sustained by the non-exerted destruction capacity that we call dissuasion power.

This implies that the economic power has to provide the maximal strategy, the possibility of upgrading to the next step while the dissuasion power developed by the administrative authorities of the country provides the necessary secure environment to grow.

It has to be considered that the economic power is basically individualistic oriented. In the materialistic world the same “thing” cannot be shared. Money is in my pocket or it is in your pocket. It cannot be in both at the same time.

That is why the nature of the materialistic world is the dualism which naturally drives towards fostering activities based on individual initiatives.

This is not necessary at a subsistence level but it is a must if a culture fosters expansion and influence in the environment.

Diana Belohlavek

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How Economic Growth can be Fostered

The unicist ontology of economic growth defines that it is based on the action of a technological driver and sustained by the need to avoid scarcity.

If we describe the concept of economic growth, its ontology or fundamentals, we can say that economic growth is driven by technology, monetary circulation, competitiveness and scarcity.

Considering the active principle, that sustains the maximal strategy, technology is the purpose that must be achieved in order to make an economy grow.

This purpose is put into action by a consumer’s monetary circulation and sustained by value competitiveness.

The active principle of economic growth requires:

  • Technology: technology implies an improvement of the generation of added value with less energy consumption and less energy losses. Thus the economy grows in terms of increasing the available added value that can be traded in the community.
  • Consumer’s monetary circulation: is the necessary money and credit available to access goods for the mass population.
  • Value competitiveness: is the capacity to compete providing superior value and not based on cost advantages.

The energy conservation principle, that sustains the minimum strategy, requires the integration of a need to avoid scarcity, productive monetary circulation to finance the production of goods and services and price competitiveness in order to win markets based on price advantages.

Diana Belohlavek

NOTE: The Unicist Research Institute was the pioneer in using the unicist logical approach in complexity science research and became a private global decentralized leading research organization in the field of human adaptive systems. It has an academic arm and a business arm.
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National interest is the ultimate purpose of globalization

According to the unicist logical approach to globalization, this is not an economic phenomenon but a comprehensive phenomenon, which encompasses economic aspects as drivers to action. It is based on a diplomatic power upheld by the organization of the State, which grants an advantage to countries with mature political systems.

Sustainable GlobalizationGlobalization has cultural aspects that constitute a basis through the myths of those nations which are globalizing, and which materializes in the power of each culture’s language.

On the other hand, it promotes the development of peoples through the compatibility of shared interests and through the search for an ideology that allows integrating the development needs.

Finally, globalization seeks to facilitate the integration of individual interests. These individual interests basically foster economic integration and represent a starting point for a sustainable globalization.

Sustainable Globalization

Sustainable globalizations are those that have a cooperation structure that carries a national interest as its ultimate purpose; they present global development as an objective and count on a strong diplomacy to prevent conflicts from developing into wars.

Their underlying condition of integration is given by their members’ shared competitiveness, and a social capital among institutions that make them functional to the accomplishment of the community’s objectives.

In these cases a strong feeling of cooperation prevails, which ensures that such competitiveness be functional to the integration of institutions among its members.

Unstable Globalization

Economic globalizations are those that seek a region’s development through the existence of a shared interest, and which are mounted on a dominant ideology as a basis of an economic globalization. They include diplomacy to obtain benefits.

They are based on the need to ally in light of a common enemy or by imposition of one of its members as a result of military, economic or religious dominance.

Unstable globalizations have lasted centuries, but since the structural modification of communications and the speed of technological evolution, they tend to disappear in much less time.

Conclusion

In order for a globalization to be sustainable it requires that the national interest be covered. There has to be a strong State permitting a powerful diplomacy and there must also be, within the vital space within which the culture operates, a globalization concept that permits to include other cultures.

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Conceptual Economy is a Macro-Micro Approach

This is a synthesis of the works on conceptual economy developed by Peter Belohlavek to provide a guiding idea of how to deal with real economy considered as a complex adaptive system. It is part of the conceptual model for country scenario building and forecasting.

Conceptual EconomyThe development of the conceptual approach to country scenarios, which included conceptual economy, started in the ’70s and its core aspects were finished in the ’90s.

It was triggered by the need to find a structural solution to the multiple failures in applying economic solutions to different countries. The objective was to find the concepts that allow adapting the systemic economy to the true drivers of economics considered as a complex system managing its unified field.

A) What changed?

  1. The expansion of countries is not based on military occupation anymore. The military became a dissuasion power.
  2. Democracy became the next utopia in the world, which established the basis for the era of participation.
  3. The existence of several expansive poles and the creation of the European Union.
  4. The transformation of economy into the driver for local and international expansion.
  5. The role of banks in the administration of monetary circulation.
  6. The influence of International Institutions to prevent or palliate local economic/financial crises.

B) What remained unchanged?

  1. The fact that the USA is the leading economy in the world.

C) What made conceptual economy possible?

  1. The discovery of the logic that underlies nature.
  2. The discovery that individuals’ actions are driven by the concepts they have which are cross-cultural and timeless.
  3. The unicist anthropological modeling of collective unconsciousness and the consequent country (cultural) archetypes.
  4. The discovery that the archetype of a culture and the concept of work it has, establish the context of the unified field in which economic behavior becomes possible.
  5. The discovery of ethical intelligence as the deepest driver of individual and social behavior and its consequences in economics.
  6. The discovery of thee concepts and fundamentals that drive economic behavior.
  7. The discovery that the concepts of macro and micro economic behavior are homologous.
  8. The discovery of the unified field of economics.
  9. The development of a logical solution that allowed transforming a conceptual approach to the complexity of economics into a systemic approach to deal with variables and cause-effect relationships.
  10. The discovery that extreme consumerism, extreme communism and authoritarianism foster over-adaptive behaviors and survival ethics and stagnant survival ethics.

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Discovery: Manipulation is a long term business killer

The research began by learning from the psychopathic manipulation of children. Just born human beings cannot develop psychopathic behaviors because they have no ethical intelligence and use their instincts to survive. Their actions are just instinctive and they do not search for any secondary benefit.

Roles of Psychopathic ManipulationChildren begin their psychopathic manipulation when they already have integrated some ethical rules and want to profit from the environment satisfying needs that are beyond their basic ones.

The objective of this research, led by Peter Belohlavek, which included experiences with psychopathic manipulators and psychopaths since 1976 until 2012, was to discover the ontological structure of psychopathic manipulation and detect the signs and symptoms that allow for an early diagnosis of the existence of a manipulator.

Manipulation has three components, the manipulator, the manipulated and the benefit (object) that the manipulator is trying to appropriate.

The active role of psychopathic manipulation is the action of the manipulator who has to apprehend the purpose of the manipulated in order to change her/his perception to appropriate the benefit.

The Psychopathic Manipulation

Psychopathic manipulation is based on the greed and envy the candidate to be manipulated feels and the manipulator exploits. Therefore manipulation only works when a person cannot elaborate her/his greed and envy.

Psychopathic Manipulation

That is why mature people cannot be manipulated. Manipulation needs to take advantage of the unsolved weaknesses a person has.

A psychopathic manipulation is a process in which one of the participants develops the necessary actions to create a dominant relationship with the manipulated in order to take advantage of the dependence s/he builds.

This process includes an emotional manipulation that transforms the dependence into a rational manipulation process that generates the perception that the manipulated will receive the benefits her/his greed is aiming at.

The Unicist Ontogenetic Algorithm

The first step a manipulator does in a more or less conscious way is establishing the basics to see if a manipulation is possible. Psychopaths have the “gift” of doing this process without feeling guilty for their actions. Non-psychopaths are able to limit their abuse based on the social responsibility they might have.

Greed allows manipulating people. That is why the first action of a manipulator is to build a rational approach that is believable based on the greed s/he has found in the psyche of the manipulated.

An individual who has an assumed role in life is not subject to manipulations. The first action manipulators do is to destroy the role of the individual. To do so they separate the person from her/his structural positioning.

To destroy the role of the manipulated, manipulators use subjectivism trying to convince the manipulated one that s/he is superior to the role s/he socially has. This is what adulation is about. They use a cynic approach to sustain the rationalization of the greed of the candidate. This cynicism needs to install disbelief in all those aspects that hinder the execution of greedy actions by the manipulated.

A manipulation can begin when the hope to obtain a “special prize” has been installed in the mind of the greedy. Hope suffices to start.

The Creation of Dependence

The creation of dependence is one of the steps of any brainwashing process. Manipulation is a brainwashing process based on the greed of the manipulated.

Dependence is created by rotating the roles of savior, pursuer and victim which generates a state of confusion in the mind of the manipulated. This confusion can be used by the manipulator to assume the role of savior to apparently materialize the hope the manipulated has.

This process begins with finding some aspect in which the manipulator can act as a savior, giving something that makes her/him reliable. Usually, manipulators generate an inexistent problem and then take the role of saviors for the problem they have created.

Then a self-victimization process begins. The self-victimization of the manipulator implies pursuing the manipulated with the prices s/he has to pay to do what s/he is doing for the manipulated.

The goal of this prosecution is to generate the necessary empathy with the manipulated in order to establish a complicity in the field where the manipulator wants to obtain her/his profit. This complicity needs to be perceived by the manipulated as a favor the manipulator is doing.

The Emotional Manipulation

Emotional manipulation is based on the existence of subjective dependence and is materialized by the envy the manipulated feels because of what s/he thinks the manipulator has. The individual can be manipulated if s/he thinks that the manipulator has something s/he is unable to achieve.

To ensure the dependence that needs to be achieved a subtle disqualification of the authoritative roles has to be done. The authoritative roles the manipulated has in her/his mind hinders the acceptance of the dependence from the manipulator.

The projection of suspicion, doubt, skepticism and fallacious myths suffices to degrade authoritative roles if it is done in a polite way by the manipulator that has been positioned as a savior.

After this degradation has succeeded, subjective dependence become mature and only depends on managing the emotional hope and illusions of the manipulated. The process needs to be recycled if a subjective dependence has not been achieved.

The Operational Manipulation Process

Psychopathic ManipulationThere are four stages of any manipulation process that follow the ontogenesis of an individual’s evolution: childhood, adolescence, youth and maturity.

These stages are:

  1. Personal Adulation
  2. Stimulation of Greed
  3. Idealization of the Future
  4. Sacrifice for the Good

Personal Adulation

Personal adulation works when the manipulated feels flattered in fields that increase her/his omnipotence because it provides the necessary fallacies to avoid needing to deal with the weaknesses the individual has.

Active seduction, whatever its kind, works as a personal adulation process. It has to be considered that adulation needs to be focused on the childish aspects any person has.

Adulation works when it fits the daydreams an individual has and allows him/her to think that s/he can make them come true.

Stimulation of Greed

The stimulation of greed is focused on the adolescent aspect any person has to find a very special and unique opportunity that shows that s/he overcomes the adults that surround her/him.

It includes the preexistence of an adulation process. The stimulation of greed needs to make the manipulated ones feel that they are accessing an opportunity others can not see and that they can achieve it because they are smarter and can take advantage of the opportunity the manipulator is opening.

Idealization of the Future

The idealization of the future is focused on the use of the energy young people have.

The youth of a person can be measured on the plans the individual has for the future. It includes the preexistence of the stimulation of her/his greed.

The future has to be ideal and based on the self-perception the manipulated has of her/his gifts. It needs to deal with the ideal the individual imagines for her/his life.

Sacrifice for the Good

It is the sacrifice the manipulator is doing for both. The sacrifice for the good is focused on the acceptance that there is no benefit without a price that has to be paid. It includes the preexistence of the idealization of the future.

The sacrifice includes prices both parts will have to pay to achieve the dreams that are being promised.

In order to accept this sacrifice for the good, the manipulated needs to have bought the idea of complicity with the manipulator and consider that they are both on the same boat.

Conclusions

Manipulators are greedy people who use their anti-intelligence to take advantage of the greed of others.

A metaphor can provide the guiding idea of the conclusions:

A swindler was in a luxurious hotel and approached an apparently rich person in the casino and proposed him to buy a lottery ticket that had won the first prize in Detroit.

He argued that he had to avoid his identification because of tax reasons. He was an extremely nice and polite guy who was able to seduce people based on his charm.

Finally, the swindler convinced him to buy it for 20% of the value of the “prize”.

Of course, as you can imagine, it was a fraud, and the seller disappeared from the Hotel. But one year later, when he was talking with someone in the Casino of another Hotel, his previous victim, who happened to be there, identified him and gave notice to the police.

He didn’t confess his action but asked the officer: Hypothetically, if this were true, who is the swindler, the one who sells a prize or the one who pretends to obtain a benefit paying 20% of its true value?

The manipulator is still free on the streets.

It has to be considered that greed might affect the materialistic, emotional or spiritual aspects of human behavior.

The action of manipulators is based on their inferiority/superiority complex and driven by the Oedipus complex. That is why they can abuse and destroy without being conscious of their actions.

Manipulators use the manipulated as an object to appropriate the benefit they are searching for, without caring about him/her as a person. That is why they change the victim as soon as they see they cannot manipulate him/her anymore.

Manipulators’ behavior is compulsive without any conscious strategy of their actions. Every manipulator has a recipe to use to manipulate others. This recipe is based on the successful experience s/he had and what s/he learns from their psychopathic role models. Manipulators are specialized in some field because their recipes only work in specific environments.

Paradoxically, manipulators are socially accepted in involving or stagnant environments (countries, institutions or groups), where people are expecting a messiah, winning the lottery or any supernatural solution, as the expected savior.

Psychopathic manipulators are marginalized in evolving environments because of their destructive influence on the structure of values.

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